Tanzania is a fascinating country with diverse landscapes – majestic summits, clear lakes and mighty streams, lush rainforest and open savannahs. These often unspoiled areas form unique habitats for a large variety of animals as well as over 1000 bird species. Mt Kilimanjaro (5895m) is the highest mountain in Africa and Mt Meru the ninth highest. The Serengeti National Park with its endless savannah and Ngorongoro Crater (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) both offer unbelievable game viewing while the islands of Pemba and Zanzibar are perfect for relaxing, swimming and diving after a bush safari.
Almost as multifaceted as the Tanzanian landscape, are the people and their culture. Over 120 tribes with their own traditional languages and rites live together harmoniously in Tanzania.
On an adventure camping safaris you will be immersed in the East African wilderness. You will travel on rough adventurous roads, pass tiny rural settlements and see fascinating landscapes and abundant wildlife.
All your senses will be involved; from smelling early morning coffee, experiencing the thrill of a kill to the chill of a morning game drive. Falling asleep to the hooting of an owl or waking up with the roaring of a lion is what you will experience. The safari experience is all the more intense as you are ‘right in the middle’ of it all. The nearness to the nature, especially at night with its nocturnal sounds, compensates for the luxury of a lodge.
Camping safaris in Tanzania offer all of this and are therefore perfect for nature lovers and those who are looking for a break from civilisation and its comforts. Camping is to experience East Africa’s nature, animals and cultures in an affordable way.
Few destinations in Africa can rival Tanzania’s diversity of wildlife, cultures and landscapes. From the classic savannah destinations of the Serengeti, Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater to the beaches and coral reefs of Zanzibar and the tropical coast, a Tanzania safari holiday delivers one massive experience after another. And that’s before you discover the off-the-beaten-track experiences such as chimpanzee trekking in the magisterial rainforests of Mahale and Gombe or game viewing in the super-remote Selous Game Reserve.
Even fewer destinations however can offer an experience to match the Serengeti Migration. Forming the centrepiece of most Tanzania safaris, the migration is regarded as Nature at her most extravagant and involves hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, zebra and antelope running the gauntlet of predators as they migrate around the Masai Mara/Serengeti ecosystem.
Tanzania offers a wide range of safaris for both first-timers and seasoned campaigners. The ease with which a child-friendly safari can be combined with a beach holiday makes Tanzania a shoo-in for families while the country’s most exclusive and luxurious safari lodges and beach retreats make for an unforgettable Tanzania honeymoon. And for a full East Africa safari experience, you can choose from a selected range of Kenya & Tanzania safari combinations
Not only will you find a variety of birds and animals in the parks, but also colourful flowers, butterflies and reptiles. For avid divers there is a vibrant underwater world of marine life to be explored on the reefs of the Indian Ocean. On our trips you will also learn more about the different cultures and tribes found in East Africa such as the Maasai, Meru, Chagga and Iraqw people.
If you are looking for a challenge, Mt Kilimanjaro, the roof of Africa, is here for you to conquer. Explore the Tarangire in search of its huge elephant herds, gaze upon the pink glow of flamingos on the shore of Lake Manyara or be astounded by the abundance of wildlife inside the Ngorongoro Crater, a collapsed volcano. The famous endless plains of the Serengeti will take your breath away and you will doze off listening to the deep roar of the lions roaming past your campsite.
Prefer to travel off the beaten track? Consider the less visited parks in southern Tanzania – Mikumi National Park, Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park or Udzungwa Mountains National Park or book a trekking trip in the Ngorongoro Highlands.